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So, uhhh...a 'friend' is looking at these...

Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by rideit, Mar 26, 2013.

  1. rideit

    rideit Tele-Holic

    Jan 24, 2013
    Jackson, WY
  2. Glen Smith

    Glen Smith RIP

    Aug 20, 2011
    It looks like the heel has been rounded like for a Strat neck.
  3. BeeTL

    BeeTL Tele-Holic

    Sep 18, 2008
    Oldsmar, FL
    Yes, but it's a 22 fret neck with fretboard overhang:


    Ships from China.
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  5. Wyzsard

    Wyzsard Friend of Leo's

    Jun 22, 2009
    At the price point, can it be assumed they cured the wood properly before using it ?
  6. Rich Rice

    Rich Rice Poster Extraordinaire

    Jul 15, 2005
    Chicago 'Burbs
    Well, it's obviously illegal. Quality? No way to tell. If your "friend" is going to buy one, he had better do it quickly before the F legal team hears about the auction and pulls the trigger on that seller.. Not really a problem, though, as the seller will be back with a different name and IP address within hours..
  7. Davecam48

    Davecam48 Friend of Leo's

    Dec 31, 2009
    Queensland Australia
    So if the butt end is rounded with FB overhang you adjust your template to suit. If it no good, it's a pretty expensive truss rod, if it's ok it's reasonable for someone who cannot make their own. Most here would make it for about $15.00 + truss rod + $100.00's worth of fun!
  8. AussieAndrew

    AussieAndrew Friend of Leo's

    Nov 7, 2012
    Vic AU
    From China, I'd be very sceptical - especially that cheap. Actually I wouldn't have it. No chance ! Better off by far spending an extra $50 for a Mighty Mite, etc, licensed neck. Then you'll have a good neck with a "Guarantee".
  9. Colt W. Knight

    Colt W. Knight Doctor of Teleocity

    Jan 21, 2007
    Tucson, AZ
    That is an EDEN neck. If you put together a lot order from EDEN, they will switch up the features just about anyway you want. A few years back, EDEN necks were selling for about 27-28$ with the Make an offer function.

    I bought one once ( what the heck, 27$). The fretboard is not canadian maple, the tuner holes were not spaced evenly, and the fretwork was horrible. It was, for lack of a better word, a 27$ neck.
  10. bob1234

    bob1234 Tele-Afflicted

    Mar 22, 2013

    Not illegal, sorry.

    that said, theres no way I'd buy one xD
  11. jimdkc

    jimdkc Friend of Leo's

    Mar 12, 2009
    Independence, MO
    The Telecaster headstock is trademarked. It's illegal!
  12. bob1234

    bob1234 Tele-Afflicted

    Mar 22, 2013
    I had a horrific brain fart, Im about to head to sleep :p BODIES aren't trademarkable, but the headstock shapes are haha. I even mention that in my first post here :oops: disregard! :p

    TEAM LANDRETH Tele-Meister

    Nov 1, 2009
    I got a very similar neck from a different supplier, but it looks exactly like that neck. Mine is more flat sawn than that one, but twenty-two frets and very light colored. I'm sure they are from the same factory. The tuner holes on mine are evenly spaced, and the truss rod is single acting but smooth.

    On the plus side, the head stock is deeper like on the Eric Johnson Strat. It doesn't need string trees because of this. I've had it on a tele for about two years and it is very stable even through our dry winters. Son number two used it on a few tours and it has flown numerous times. It's still dead straight.
    I've worked as a guitar tech for years and I've done countless fret dressing and re-frets over the years. It's a good thing, because the frets were badly leveled and not dressed at all. There were file marks on almost all the crowns. It really needed some TLC to get it into shape, but once there, it's been a great neck. It has a shallow 'D' profile which I don't mind, but if you like 'em fat, this ain't the neck for you. It also has a twenty inch radius which is very un-tele like. I don't mind it, but Jr. prefers something less flat. The overhang is nice. I've started putting it on all my new constructions, and I'm making all my neck blanks thicker so I can use the deeper head stock design. I really like that feature.

    If you do your own fret work, it's a great price. Who knows, maybe they figured out how to dress frets in the interim. If not, it could get pricey getting it leveled and set up.

    I won't buy another one though. I bought one because I wanted to see if it was a diamond in the rough.

    Rough yes.

    More quartz than diamond.
  14. eskil

    eskil NEW MEMBER!

    Jul 2, 2012
    Malmö - Sweden
    It's trademarked in US, but not in the rest of the world --> It's not illegal in China.
  15. Jack FFR1846

    Jack FFR1846 Tele-Afflicted

    Sep 18, 2011
    Hopkinton, MA
    No, but it's illegal once it hits US shores.
  16. Bentley

    Bentley Friend of Leo's

    Jul 25, 2012
    Kelowna B.C, Canada
    Please let's not start this again!! Anywho.. If it's really Canadian Maple, you can be assured that it is great Maple, It's Canadian!!! I never knew there was even such thing as Canadian Maple..
  17. rideit

    rideit Tele-Holic

    Jan 24, 2013
    Jackson, WY
    It's just regular maple that got lost after getting in a horrific hockey game fight in Maine, blacked out, and woke up in Quebec.

    It's still a little bitter aboot it.
  18. kwerk

    kwerk Poster Extraordinaire

    Feb 22, 2010
    New Zealand
    Well, you know, sometimes you just need to run these things up the flagpole and see what happens. ;)
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